Our Team

At Stockdale & Associates we believe that specialization, expertise and diversity are key ingredients in being able to provide our clients with the highest level of quality and service. As such, our Team is comprised from a wide range of business-oriented, cultural and management backgrounds.

Each of us has between 10 – 30 years of experience in their field and the unique attribute of also being certified Master Practitioners of Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP). Our passion for constantly learning and undertaking new challenges is what drives us to enable our clients in pursuing and achieving excellence.



Vicky Stockdale

Vicky is an entrepreneurial philosopher who spent the last 30 years of her professional path pursuing the creation of excellence by bringing together “The Best of Individuals” with “the Best of Companies”. Driven by her passion for motivating others and identifying peoples’ internal strengths, she has interviewed and guided more than 4,000 executives in identifying their personal goals and professional skills within the Greek and European markets.

Having spent more than 25 years living and working abroad, her exposure to the cultural diversities of Africa, Asia, North America, Europe as well as the Caribbean have given Vicky the wisdom and the learnings that have enabled her to adapt to change. This experience also fueled her ambition to achieve success, both as a Corporate Executive and Business Entrepreneur.

Before becoming a Head Hunter, Vicky was member of the BOD in various hotels in North America and the Caribbean and held Senior Executive positions in Greece for organizations such as: The Latsis Group of CompaniesAGET General Cement SA and The NGV Meridien Hotel. The last managerial position she held was as the General Manager of the Bodyline Group, where she was responsible for the successful launching of the company in the Greek market.

As an entrepreneur, she founded Stockdale & Associates in 1993 and has been actively engaged in its growth and development ever since. She holds a BSc in Psychology from McGill University and is a certified NLP Practitioner & Coach.


John Stockdale

An accomplished professional Coach, Trainer and Public Speaker, John has spent the last 16 years developing his passion for motivating people and organizations in transforming their perceptions about creating change and achieving success. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he currently holds a dual role as Senior Partner at ‘Stockdale & Associates’ and Head of ‘The Performance Partnership’ in Greece. This enables him to focus most of his time on coaching and training senior executives and companies in Personal Leadership, Peak Performance Achievement, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Corporate Communications.

Having worked and lived in various countries across North & South America, Europe, and the Caribbean, John enjoys working with individuals and organizations from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This also leads to his belief that simplicity and engagement are equally as important as the information and process being learned.   As such, one of the most recognizable aspects of his approach is that “you should enjoy learning the process as much as the benefits of applying it”.

Consequently, his energy and humour have led him to work with some of the leading professionals in business, politics and sports as well as multinational organizations such as: The Coca Cola Company, MicrosoftKraft Foods, and  Beiersdorf .

John has a B.Sc in Political Science from Concordia University and is a Certified Trainer & Master Coach Trainer of NLP / Certified Master Trainer of Time Line Therapy™ & Creating Your Future© Coaching Process / Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy and a Certified Practitioner of HBDI®.


Tony Stockdale

Tony is a Senior Partner at Stockdale & Associates and has worked as an Executive Search and Management Consultant since 2000. He mainly advised businesses and managers on achieving organizational objectives, identifying new opportunities and implementing change.  A continuous scholar of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuroscience, Tony is also the founder of Stockdale Media, an advertising agency which explores the new media community tools to build meaningful and lasting relationships for businesses, brands and consumers.

Today with extensive travel, he mostly manages the business development aspects of the job and overlooks projects to ensure their innovation and effectiveness as he is a firm believer that “change” is the only constant. Many of his clients are in the Fortune 500 and include: Kraft FoodsFord Motor CompanyHenkel and Coca Cola Hellenic amongst others.

Tony has lived in North & South America, Europe and the Caribbean, a diverse environment which has added greatly to his adaptability in both his personal and professional life. He has attended both Concordia University and Deree College and holds a degree in Management and B.Sc. in Organizational Behavior from the latter.  He is a Certified Master Practitioner and Master Coach of NLP / Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy™ / Certified Practitioner in Hypnotherapy and a Certified Practitioner of HBDI®.

Master Coaches / Associate Consultants


Paul Kazazis

An experienced Senior Executive Paul has managed companies and commercial departments in the automotive and wine industries for more than 25 years. The aspects of his profession that he enjoyed most were the interpersonal relations and effective communicate strategies that shaped the policies and procedures within each organization. Throughout his career he has always focused on developing the members of his teams to become responsible and successful individuals who are consistently focused on personal development and goal achievement.

As such, it was only a matter of time before he began career change which took place in 2008 when he decided to devote himself to the field of personal development professionally. He chose to train and hone his skills in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and was certified to the level NLP Master Practitioner and Coach.

In 2009 he joined he Stockdale and Associates, where he began coaching on the company’s corporate and NLP certification programs, along with offering one-to-one personal and professional coaching to senior executives. An avid reader and student of philosophy, Paul is also a firm believer of life-long personal development and the continuous immersion of the learning process.

He has coached teams and executives from companies such as Coca Cola 3EKraft Foods, and Bristol Myers Squibb as well as individuals from the Medical and the Legal professional sectors.


Alex Nikolopoulos

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  Henry Ford’s famous quote has always struck a chord with Alex and led him through many challenging situations.  Alex has worked as a senior executive developing business and driving operations strategically in more than 35 countries worldwide.  Through these diverse experiences over the past 20 years, Alex has led and motivated international and multicultural teams to achieve success by overcoming obstacles that affect businesses every day.  From start-ups to blue chip companies, he understands the unique challenges that organizations face and leverages this knowledge to build successful teams, executives, and long-term business strategies.

Today, as a Senior Consultant, Leadership Trainer, and Master NLP Coach, he partners with individuals, teams, and businesses to assess their circumstances and opportunities in order to create a custom solution that empowers them to realize the excellence within.  His consulting approach focuses on developing solutions to help executives discover insights that discard limiting beliefs and seize opportunities.  He guides people to work-smarter-not-harder by analyzing challenges from new perspectives.  Alex believes that changing how we view a situation and interpret information, our choices and actions can become more productive and profitable.

Alex has been cooperating with Stockdale & Associates since 2003 and has worked with executives from such as Coca Cola, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, NN, Kraft Food and Tripsta (Travelplanet24).

Alex earned his MBA from Boston University and also holds two bachelor degrees in Management and Psychology.  He is a certified Trainer and Master Coach of NLP, Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy and Certified Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy.